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PRO releases referee assignments for Week 1 of the 2017 season

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) has announced the referee assignments for Weeks 1 of the 2017 MLS season: 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC
Providence Park (9:30 pm ET; FS1 in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: CHRIS PENSO
AR1: Jeremy Hanson
AR2: Cameron Blanchard
4TH: Baboucarr Jallow

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire
MAPFRE Stadium (2:00 pm ET; MLS LIVE)
REF: FOTIS BAZAKOS
AR1: Danny Thornberry
AR2: Kevin Klinger
4TH: Sorin Stoica

LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
StubHub Center (4:00 pm ET; Univision in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: KEVIN STOTT
AR1: Mike Rottersman
AR2: Craig Lowry
4TH: Alejandro Mariscal

Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC
Rio Tinto Stadium (4:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE in US, TSN in Canada)
REF: ALLEN CHAPMAN
AR1: Peter Manikowski
AR2: Jeffrey Hosking
4TH: Geoff Gamble

Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution
Dick's Sporting Goods Park (6:00 pm ET; MLS LIVE)
REF: JOSE CARLOS RIVERO
AR1: Apolinar Mariscal
AR2: Brian Poeschel
4TH: Younes Marrakchi

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City
RFK Stadium (7:00 pm ET; MLS LIVE)
REF: ROBERT SIBIGA
AR1: Jeff Muschik
AR2: Eric Weisbrod
4TH: Alex Chilowicz

Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders
BBVA Compass Stadium (8:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE)
REF: RICARDO SALAZAR
AR1: Ian Anderson
AR2: Jeffrey Greeson
4TH: Nima Saghafi

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact
Avaya Stadium (10:00 pm ET; MLS LIVE in US, TVA Sports in Canada)
REF: BALDOMERO TOLEDO
AR1: Corey Parker
AR2: Gianni Facchini
4TH: Daniel Radford

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC
Orlando City Stadium (5:00 pm ET; ESPN in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: JAIR MARRUFO
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Kyle Atkins
4TH: Marcos DeOliveira

Atlanta United FC vs. New York Red Bulls
Bobby Dodd Stadium (7:00 pm ET; FS1 in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: MARK GEIGER
AR1: CJ Morgante
AR2: Matthew Nelson
4TH: Ted Unkel

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Philadelphia Union
BC Place (9:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE in US, TSN in Canada)
REF: ALAN KELLY
AR1: Adam Wienckowski
AR2: Jason White
4TH: Dave Gantar

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